Posted: 3:22 pm Monday, December 4th, 2017
Pink has never been the most girly girl on the Hollywood scene & has spent a lot of her career facing challenges because of that, & the bad ass singer/ mom is making it a point to pass that on to her children. Pink has decided to raise her daughter, Willow, as gender neutral so that she can make her own choices that aren’t dictated by society & what women “should & shouldn’t do.” “We are a very label-less household. Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman. I was like: ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?” Pink said. “And she’s like: ‘Sure mama, and we are going to live with you while our house is getting ready.'” She joked that her only question to Willow was, “who is paying for this by the way?” Pink spoke about freeing future generations from gender conformity at the VMA’s when she gave her speech to accept the Video Vanguard award. She revealed her shock when Willow told her that she thought of herself as the ugliest girl she knew, all because she looked like “a boy with long hair”. Pink’s response was to immediately get creative: she made her daughter a Powerpoint presentation, filled with images of musical icons famous for their androgyny, from Prince to David Bowie, from Annie Lennox to Janis Joplin. “Artists that live their truth,” she added. “Are probably made fun of every day of their lives, and carry on, and wave their flag, and inspire the rest of us.” She then explained to her daughter that she was always made fun of for looking like a boy, being too masculine, acting too strong, or having too many opinions. Pink then asked her daughter: “‘When people make fun of me . . . do you see me growing my hair? ‘No, mama.’ Do you see me changing my body? ‘No mama.’ Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world? ‘Yes, mama.'” “So, baby, girl,” she stated. “We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl.” She celebrated the importance of showing the world “more kinds of beauty”, before thanking those in music who continue to proudly display their true selves. You go, Mama Pink!